Aug 10, 2009 4:00pm EDT
to be authenticated. >> who knew there was such a record? >> in india it's a big hon tore break so -- honor to break some of these records. several times an hour we're bringing you the big picture of the big stories of the day. >>> now our big picture has a theme song to go with it thanks to jonathan mann. he's writing a song a day and we were lucky enough that he agreed to write one for us. listen. ♪ you'll say no way from 3:00 to 5:00 it's a no brainer ♪ ♪ the big picture, the big picture ♪ >> pretty good. it's not the theme to "dallas" or "falcon crest" but he wrote that in all of one day, and of his songs, he basically does them in a day. you can see whatever song you want at rockcookiebottom.com. one of these days we'll have jonathan on to focus on why he focused onorly, but i think i know why. >> i love his intensity. i love the disco effect. very appropriate for us because we're -- >> you are a disco lady, aren't you? >> we're disco king and queen. john travolta and olivia newton. >>> just ahead sarah palin and those strange comments about death panels. it's part of today's face-off.
Aug 17, 2009 11:00am EDT
, india, china, other places that the rest of us will only read about in the next three to six months. >> one, the world economy, which we've seen bottom here is actually growing in some other parts of the world. so we're not tumbling into utter collapse. this is big news. both china and india, a lot of economic a econom economic activity. that's good. second thing i was really shocked by, we just saw, we got the new weather in the caribbean. we have a new el nino, which is a worldwide climate change, annual change. and what it means is because of what's happening in the pacific ocean, we got drought in india. so you say, what is drought in india? well, they produce sugar, they produce beans and other things that are now going to be down. world market prices are soaring for those things. so in this interconnected world, this climate stuff is bouncing all over the world when it hits. the third thing i saw is that everybody is trying to scramble right now. how are we going to get on to a long-term, really sustainable recovery? and that brings us to an event that people need to watch a l
Aug 20, 2009 11:00am EDT
a recent trip to china and india and pointed out clearly that not only are those countries do okay, but in some ways they're thriving, growing at 5, 6, 7%, even as the u.s. economy retracts. and ultimately, this global meltdown could be a tipping point from both of those countries to truly standing on par in some real ways with the u.s. and europe. other interesting unintended consequences, as we heard the president of iran, ahmadinejad, say he was going to make fairly significant appointments of women to his cabinet, that was certainly not the expectation three to six months ago as the election in iran neared, certainly not as the chaos that ensued. but what's so interesting about the world, you never know exactly what's going to happen and some of the pushback that's happened in iran has led to that. and it led me to wonder, what will be the consequences or unintended consequences of this august recess? the obama administration feared the recess, thinking it would put a stop on health care reform. but what if this new strategy brings president obama out, ultimately liberates demo